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Should Planners Use In-House Or Independent Vendors?

A meeting group’s ability to bring in an external A/V company can unfortunately be a source of friction between planner and hotelier…

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Should Planners Use In-House Or Independent Vendors?

A meeting group’s ability to bring in an external A/V company can unfortunately be a source of friction between planner and hotelier…

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As Meetings Go Virtual, Planners Must Devise Ways To Keep Attendees Engaged

For the time being, conventions have gone virtual, and many association planners have had to “up their game” in designing and facilitating these events…

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As Meetings Go Virtual, Planners Must Devise Ways To Keep Attendees Engaged

For the time being, conventions have gone virtual, and many association planners have had to “up their game” in designing and facilitating these events…

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Cruise Lines Planning To Sail Full Steam Ahead

While the global health crisis has “docked” the cruise industry for the last several months, the return to the high seas isn’t too far off…

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Cruise Lines Planning To Sail Full Steam Ahead

While the global health crisis has “docked” the cruise industry for the last several months, the return to the high seas isn’t too far off…

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Mountain Meetings Offer So Much More Than Beautiful Views

What better place to recognize an insurance or financial firm’s “peak performers,” the sales agents and other employees who have reached new heights in their roles?

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Mountain Meetings Offer So Much More Than Beautiful Views

What better place to recognize an insurance or financial firm’s “peak performers,” the sales agents and other employees who have reached new heights in their roles?

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It is always worthwhile to revisit the ever-evolving topic of contract negotiation…

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It is always worthwhile to revisit the ever-evolving topic of contract negotiation…

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Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

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Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

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Both of these segments have increased at meetings and within membership…

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Both of these segments have increased at meetings and within membership…

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Association Meetings Experts Buoyed by Economic Numbers

The various trends that characterize today’s convention industry are expected to continue into 2020 and beyond…

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Association Meetings Experts Buoyed by Economic Numbers

The various trends that characterize today’s convention industry are expected to continue into 2020 and beyond…

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A sign of the widespread integration of technology into the meeting experience comes from a respondent quoted in the American Express Meetings & Events’ 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. Mobile apps, says the meeting professional, have become “the new lanyards.” Like lanyards, apps are ubiquitous at conventions, trade shows and many corporate meetings. But […]

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A sign of the widespread integration of technology into the meeting experience comes from a respondent quoted in the American Express Meetings & Events’ 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. Mobile apps, says the meeting professional, have become “the new lanyards.” Like lanyards, apps are ubiquitous at conventions, trade shows and many corporate meetings. But […]

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Closing the annual meeting or incentive program with the big-name musical artist may be a cliché form of corporate entertainment, but it’s also undeniably effective.

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Closing the annual meeting or incentive program with the big-name musical artist may be a cliché form of corporate entertainment, but it’s also undeniably effective.

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